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  1. #1 PS technik have made clones of the vintage Kowa Anamorphic lenses! 
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    They are supposed to be identical optically to the original lenses but with more modern housings.
    There are additional focal lengths too so people who already have the original Kowas can expand their set.

    More about the lenses here:


    https://www.redsharknews.com/product...olution-lenses

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    Nice!
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    They do look interesting... Anyone know if the optical IP is licensed off Kowa (or who every holds it) OR are they reverse engineered?

    Basically on paper the best ana gimbal option out there.. I am sure as soon as they ship a 32 (or similar) and to a lesse extent the 135 there will be more interest

    it is also really interesting that P+S have been showing these on their web site since Nab and nobody has picked up on them...
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    Now that reissues on popular vintage lenses are becoming common, I'm curious what the market for the originals will do. Between these and the Cooke Panchro /i series, it seems like a trend that will continue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Lindsay View Post
    They do look interesting... Anyone know if the optical IP is licensed off Kowa (or who every holds it) OR are they reverse engineered?

    Basically on paper the best ana gimbal option out there.. I am sure as soon as they ship a 32 (or similar) and to a lesse extent the 135 there will be more interest

    it is also really interesting that P+S have been showing these on their web site since Nab and nobody has picked up on them...
    Have a look at the Scorpio's..lighter, shorter & a faster T stop too :)

    http://www.servicevision.es/en/produ...-anamorphic-2x

    I've used them several times on TVC's & I love them...so much so that I bought a set!

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    I cant find one serious review of these, no prototypes out there to be tested?
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    I found these recently. Funny thing is, I see old Kowas going for 22k a piece now, which is more than these!!
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    The side by sides look completely different.

    The new lenses are way sharper, the bokeh looks different...
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    It's because everything is aligned properly
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